Umberto Boccioni

1882 - 1916

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Umberto Boccioni (US: , Italian: [umˈbɛrto botˈtʃoːni]; 19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures. Despite his short life, his approach to the dynamism of form and the deconstruction of solid mass guided artists long after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Boccioni has received more than 676,375 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Umberto Boccioni is the 144th most popular painter (down from 118th in 2019), the 507th most popular biography from Italy (down from 398th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Italian Painter.

Umberto Boccioni is most famous for his Futurist paintings and sculptures.

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Among painters, Umberto Boccioni ranks 144 out of 2,023Before him are Antonello da Messina, Lavinia Fontana, Robert Campin, Robert Delaunay, Tamara de Lempicka, and Pontormo. After him are Charles Le Brun, Theo van Gogh, Albrecht Altdorfer, Suzanne Valadon, Emil Nolde, and André Derain.

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Among people born in 1882, Umberto Boccioni ranks 23Before him are Abd el-Krim, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Percy Williams Bridgman, Melanie Klein, Getúlio Vargas, and Princess Margaret of Connaught. After him are Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, Zoltán Kodály, Lili Elbe, Rodolfo Graziani, James Franck, and Edward Hopper. Among people deceased in 1916, Umberto Boccioni ranks 12Before him are Henryk Sienkiewicz, William Ramsay, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Élie Metchnikoff, Franz Marc, and Odilon Redon. After him are Richard Dedekind, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Charles de Foucauld, Helmuth von Moltke the Younger, and Otto of Bavaria.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Boccioni ranks 507 out of 5,161Before him are Cornelius Nepos (-100), Pope Leo II (611), Pontormo (1494), Elena Ferrante (1943), Pope Valentine (780), and Totila (500). After him are Pope Boniface III (540), Beatrice Portinari (1265), Monica Vitti (1931), Pope Conon (630), Salvatore Adamo (1943), and Pope Hilarius (415).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Umberto Boccioni ranks 41Before him are Simone Martini (1284), Andrea del Sarto (1486), Parmigianino (1503), Antonello da Messina (1430), Lavinia Fontana (1552), and Pontormo (1494). After him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Filippino Lippi (1457), Gentile Bellini (1429), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), Niccolò dell'Abbate (1512), and Pinturicchio (1454).